Community Sports Officer (Women and Girls lead)

  • Employer Blackpool FC Community Trust
  • Town / City Blackpool
  • Job Type Part-time
  • Salary £18232 per annum
  • Position Type no specific time Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 07/12/2018
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Purpose of role




Blackpool FC Community Trust is the charitable arm of Blackpool FC, delivered as a separate organisation, in partnership, with a focus on engaging, developing, inspiring and supporting the people of Blackpool to live better lives.

Project funded thanks to Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Hearts Grant, as well as through the Premier League. The aims of this provision are to support healthy hearts, which we aim to achieve through physical activity and creating a better social connectivity.

Reporting directly to the Senior Community Sports Officer, the post holder will be appointed to deliver a variety of adult physical activity sessions, targeting females, including:

  • Walking Groups
  • Walking Football
  • Soccercise
  • Female specific weight management programme
  • Community Girls Football Sessions

The delivery of these various programmes will take place midweek evenings alongside Saturday mornings. This post holder will deliver a range of high quality sporting sessions in different environments across Blackpool. As well as enhancing the offer of sporting opportunities for adults in Blackpool. The post holder will also look to develop and inspire the individuals who participate, as well as promote the broader offer that Blackpool FC Community Trust has to offer. The post holder will therefore have a broad range of experience in delivering high quality physical activity sessions.

Please note that the job of Community Sports Officer will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS procedures.


Key Tasks





  • Monitor and report on activities using Data Management Systems and provide relevant feedback to Senior Community Sports Officer.
  • Adhering to Community Trust policy and procedures.
  • Develop links and build relationships with both existing/new community stakeholders/partners.


  • Experience of delivering football/ physical activity sessions
  • Plan and deliver football sessions
  • Experience of delivering Community based activities.
  • Knowledge of Blackpool FC Community Trust
  • Full UK driving licence with access to a car for business use
  • Good communication skills
  • Reliable and personable
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection/safeguarding
  • NGB Level 2 coaching qualification
  • Experience of delivering activities with adults and older adults
  • Experience of delivering physical activity to female audience
  • Exercise to music qualification or similar
  • FA Level 1 in Football Coaching
  Blackpool FC Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  If this role involves the supervision of and work with children and young people or adults at risk you will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and clearance for work in football by The FA.  As such, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions.

As Blackpool FC Community Trust is a diverse organisation that respects differences in race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, background or personal circumstance we welcome all applications.  We want everyone to feel valued and included within the organisation in order to achieve their full potential.  Blackpool FC Community Trust is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

You provide several pieces of data to us directly during the recruitment exercise.  In some cases, we will collect data about you from third parties, such as employment agencies, former employers when gathering references or credit reference agencies.

Should you be successful in your job application, we will gather further information from you.  If you would like to know more about the data we collect and how we use the data please email

Employment benefits
  • Free match day ticket to Blackpool FC Home games
  • Membership to Perkbox
  • 28 day’s annual leave (inclusive of 8 days bank holidays)
  • Community Trust uniform
  • Use of work laptop
  • Fuel allowance for work related expenses.
  • Support with work related CPD opportunities.

Salary: £18,232 (pro rata)

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